There are currently more than 20, objects in Earth's orbit. Some of these objects are operational satellites performing critical civil, scientific, and military missions. Tracking, monitoring, controlling and defending these satellites is of key national interest. The Information Integration and Decision Support Group develops the mission critical decision support tools needed to perform key functions such as rapid event detection and dynamic scheduling of assets in order to develop courses of action for the Space Warfighter. The decision support tools are driven by integrating information from various sensors, sources, and systems.
The focal point of the group's activities resides in its BMC3 Analysis Testbed facility. It provides a real-time framework environment to ensure interoperability of different distributed systems, to evaluate and operationalize the contributions of new sensors and sources, and to develop and assess the performance of new decision support algorithms using live data. In addition, it provides a simulation capability for Red/Blue exercises and event planning, operations, and training. We are seeking a Data Analyst to help us build the next generation physics based predictive tools for domain awareness and indications & warnings to support Space C2. This work will help us understand the behavior of objects in space and the intent of their operators. This candidate would be responsible for the full stack of product development, from idea generation, to program development and project management that results in the successful deployment of a capability used by external users at many locations. Candidates should be able to describe novel research and development they were responsible for that was published or deployed to users.
PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Applied Mathematics is required. In lieu of a PhD, a Master's degree with 5 or more years of directly related experience will be considered. Experience with MATLAB or a similar mathematical programming language is desirable. Experience or research work related to satellite orbits is particularly desirable.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.